Iwaku wants YOU

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Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#1
Hello, members of Iwaku!

As you might have noticed in your time on Iwaku, the staff members are an important part of the site here. We like to have enough staff members to make sure that they can be present around the site, be available to help out by answering questions or using a little of their mod magic, and keep the site organized and healthy.

Maybe you haven't really thought much about the staff here, but hopefully you've at least seen them around! If you haven't thought about them, now is a perfect chance to start! You can learn about different staff members and what they do by clicking this link.

If you have thought about staff, have you perhaps wondered how someone becomes a member of staff on Iwaku? You don't have to have the highest post count, the most followers, or be Iwaku famous - the requirements are a lot more accessible than that! You can take a look at them in their full form here, but I'll lay it out really quickly as well:

- Be a member for at least 4 months: This one is easy and is just a way to try to make sure that our candidates intend to stay on Iwaku
- Be a daily active member without too many real-life commitments: Staff need to be around to do all those things I mentioned before. We don't expect perfect attendance, and we understand taking time away for a vacation or to focus on exams, but overall the staff need to be active members.
- Be involved in one or more roleplays: Another easy one - if you're going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk (and Iwaku is a roleplay site! Staff need to roleplay).
- Post 1 to 5 new topics a week in ANY forum: This one is somewhat flexible but ensures that staff are contributing to the community and making sure it doesn't stagnate.
- Post a submission/post to YOUR area or project once a week: This one feels a bit vague but it's because the staff are divided into sections and different staff have different duties. As long as you're actively working on your section's duties, there's no need to worry on this one.
- Have a good reputation amongst members and be a role model to the community: The staff are held to a slightly higher standard than the rest of the members. We expect them to be good models for community behavior. Again, they don't have to win a popularity contest but they shouldn't be insulting members, getting into fights, breaking Iwaku rules, etc.
- Be respectful toward authority and coworkers: This goes hand in hand with the last one, but just emphasises that staff is a team and we don't allow inter-staff bullying and expect staff to respect both one another and the admin team.

That may look like a lot of things, but most active members probably meet the majority of these!

Now onward to the fun part about why you should apply for staff!

- It's fun! We have fun. We talk and goof around too. Maybe too much fun (have you seen this thread?)
- Have you been longing for bumping abilities but don't have spare money? You get shiny donator-type perks for donating your blood, sweat, tears, and time!
- The name colors are awesome, 'nuff said.
- You get neat buttons to push.
- You get to feel good about helping to shape Iwaku's present and future!

Are you sold? Want to submit an application?

CLICK HERE!
 

Kimberlyn

Come Closer, My Dear...
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Evil Queen
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Horror, Light Romance, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Fandoms (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel/DC)
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi, Furry, Anthros (except in special cases), Magical Girl, Anime
#2
Seriously, y'all should join. We're just a bunch of goofballs who donate some extra time a week to help this lovely site out.

really we just have no lives
 

Sen

この世は でっかい宝島
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
#3
Good. We haven't gotten fresh ingredients for the hot pot for ageees.
 
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day
My Usual Online Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Writing Levels
Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Probably a mix. When I GM I tend to prefer mostly aggressive, but with input from my players. I like to offer ideas and receive them. I don't like when people just take the reins and run with it though...especially in a 1x1.
Favorite Genres
Political intrigue, fantasy, futuristic, sci fi lite, superheroes, historical fiction, alternate universes. Smittings of romance, but only as side plot.
Genre You DON'T Like
Anime. Ever. Just not my jam.

Smut. Romance as a main plot. Horror. Grimdark.
#4
Yeah :) It's a great experience, and our leaders are shiny and wonderful! Also, there's cake!

Disclaimer: there is no actual cake.
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#5
I only bite a little.
 

Jorick

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#6
I bite a lot though. 8D
 

Greenie

Here in the Void
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi
#7
Disclaimer: there is no actual cake.
But there are cupcakes, sparkles and head pats. True News, you won't regret it!

And yeah, some biting. Or lots? Hmm...
 

Reina

I'll always be THE queen
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
In the mornings usually but only during the week. Weekends are devoted to the family.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both, depends on mood. If I have a lot of ideas for a scene then I will take the aggressive role but if I don't I'll slip into passive. I'm ok with both.
Favorite Genres
Modern, Magical, Romance, Medieval
Genre You DON'T Like
Scifi, Horror, Yaoi, Furry, Slice of Life
#8
Come one, come all! We're a fun bunch! We promise.

(hides the intern pot)

It's great! Lots of pats! Minimal biting...on most days <3
 

Nemopedia

Storms lie. A breeze it becomes. A breath it ends.
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
The blubbing encyclopedia
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
GMT +1/2 | CET/CEST | Random, mostly on my phone
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both, depending how much there is going on already.
Favorite Genres
Tragedy, Psychological, Historical, Steampunk, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-fi, see tag list for more...
Genre You DON'T Like
Romance
#9
And you get exclusive access to more aggressive flirting between the admins! :D
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#10
MILD CLARIFICATION DUE TO SOME CONFUSION: We want to see applicants and Staff make an honest effort to post threads regularly, to roleplay and keep the community alive. We might hire you anyways and you won't get fired just because you're not posting a new thread every week.
 

Kimberlyn

Come Closer, My Dear...
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Evil Queen
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Horror, Light Romance, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Fandoms (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel/DC)
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi, Furry, Anthros (except in special cases), Magical Girl, Anime
#11
MILD CLARIFICATION DUE TO SOME CONFUSION: We want to see applicants and Staff make an honest effort to post threads regularly, to roleplay and keep the community alive. We might hire you anyways and you won't get fired just because you're not posting a new thread every week.
*whistles innocently*
 

neobendium

The Freak With Extra Teeth
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Most of the time MST
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Depends on the plot, really.
Favorite Genres
Mideval Fantasy, SciFi, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm up for mostly anything. But I don't really like voodo and lots of magic. Don't get me wrong, I like fantasy and dragons and stuff....just not the magic part. That's weird to me. And no demons.
#12
I'm juggling with this decision so much >.<

I'm just afraid I don't have enough time what with school and all. Is my being on mobile all the time an issue? Do I have to know how to code well?
 

Kimberlyn

Come Closer, My Dear...
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Evil Queen
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Horror, Light Romance, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Fandoms (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel/DC)
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi, Furry, Anthros (except in special cases), Magical Girl, Anime
#13
I'm juggling with this decision so much >.<

I'm just afraid I don't have enough time what with school and all. Is my being on mobile all the time an issue? Do I have to know how to code well?
I do staff work all the time on my iPhone, although it is a bit of a pain. As an intern (which you'll start out as), the work you'll be doing definitely won't require any coding. In fact, unless you end up as an administrator down the line, I'm pretty sure no coding will be necessary. xD I certainly don't do any. I just click buttons.
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#14
I'm juggling with this decision so much >.<

I'm just afraid I don't have enough time what with school and all. Is my being on mobile all the time an issue? Do I have to know how to code well?
Mobile is a possible concern because of access to mod powers and the potential for accidents, but we've had moderators who were majority mobile users who didn't have issues. It really depends. You would just need to be super mindful of buttons.

You also don't need to know coding at all! Though it's a plus if you do.
 
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day
My Usual Online Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Writing Levels
Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Probably a mix. When I GM I tend to prefer mostly aggressive, but with input from my players. I like to offer ideas and receive them. I don't like when people just take the reins and run with it though...especially in a 1x1.
Favorite Genres
Political intrigue, fantasy, futuristic, sci fi lite, superheroes, historical fiction, alternate universes. Smittings of romance, but only as side plot.
Genre You DON'T Like
Anime. Ever. Just not my jam.

Smut. Romance as a main plot. Horror. Grimdark.
#15
Funny story. I do most of my staff work on mobile cause I find it less intimidating that mouse-clicking xD
 

neobendium

The Freak With Extra Teeth
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Most of the time MST
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Depends on the plot, really.
Favorite Genres
Mideval Fantasy, SciFi, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm up for mostly anything. But I don't really like voodo and lots of magic. Don't get me wrong, I like fantasy and dragons and stuff....just not the magic part. That's weird to me. And no demons.
#16
I do staff work all the time on my iPhone, although it is a bit of a pain. As an intern (which you'll start out as), the work you'll be doing definitely won't require any coding. In fact, unless you end up as an administrator down the line, I'm pretty sure no coding will be necessary. xD I certainly don't do any. I just click buttons.
Ah, okay!

Mobile is a possible concern because of access to mod powers and the potential for accidents, but we've had moderators who were majority mobile users who didn't have issues. It really depends. You would just need to be super mindful of buttons.

You also don't need to know coding at all! Though it's a plus if you do.
Yeah, that's kinda what I figured....sometimes I hit the wrong rating button when I'm not wearing my glasses but I'd be super careful to wear them with all those extra buttons.

I know how to do a spoiler, that's about it. My last actual coding endeavor took two hours and it was ridiculously simple XD

In that case, I might fill out an application. :3 we'll see.
 

Diana

Owlmageddon comes. Ò◇Ó
BENEFACTOR
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
My Usual Online Time
5PM - 5AM Daily
#17
They won't let me sit in the coffee pot anymore so now I knock everyone's mugs off tables. Ò◇Ó
 

Greenie

Here in the Void
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi
#18
They won't let me sit in the coffee pot anymore so now I knock everyone's mugs off tables. Ò◇Ó
It was my favourite mug too.

RIP
 

CrystalTears

The Lovers
INTERN MODERATOR
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I think I tend to lean more on the aggressive side, but I would love for you to contribute to the story too! Sometimes I just lean back and play super passive just so you can get your ideas out there too! :D
Favorite Genres
Romance - Action - Drama - Fantasy - YAOI .... I feel like I can put everything here so don't make me do it ^^;
Genre You DON'T Like
Yuri... I just... I can't ^^; And I'm really bad at fandoms... ^^; Unless it is OC X OC, but... it's in this part for a reason ^^; Sorry guys!
#19
You'll even get access to the #staff on Iwaku's discord channel! :D

Still unsure whether or not that's a good thing 8D
 

Joan

"You'll never be alone."
DONATING MEMBER
Soap
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Anytime I have internet access, honestly.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I do like to have a hand in the plot if I can, but it doesn't matter that much.
Favorite Genres
Science fiction
Modern
Fantasy
Horror
Survival
Naturally developed romance
OC Fandom (ask about my fandoms!)
Genre You DON'T Like
Romance-centric/Pre-planned romance
Sex-centric
Furry
Trope-y anime
Fandom with canon characters
Plain slice-of-life
#20
Yesss, apply! You get to do modly things and hang out with some of the goofiest people on the site :3 it's all fabulous!